File Photo – North Chicago Police Department | Photo: Woo-Sung Shim / Lake and McHenry County Scanner

A gunman fired multiple shots at police officers responding to a disturbance call in North Chicago before he was taken into custody following a brief manhunt.

The North Chicago Police Department responded around 1:10 a.m. Monday to the 1100 block of Broadway Avenue in North Chicago for a report of a domestic disturbance in progress.

North Chicago Police Department Management Analyst Freddrick Diez told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that officers arrived and began conducting an investigation.

They learned a subject inside the residence was armed with a gun and battered someone.

A perimeter was set up around the building and an officer spotted a man climbing out of a front window, Diez said.

The man began running toward Glenn Drive and the officer pursued the man.

The man turned around while running and pointed a gun at the officer before firing a round, Diez said.

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He then fired additional shots at other officers. A perimeter was set up and numerous law enforcement agencies were called to the scene.

Multiple police canines and multiple drones were deployed in the area as a search began.

The suspect was located after approximately 20 minutes and was found still in possession of the firearm, Diez said.

He was “very combative” and transported to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan following his arrest.

No officers were injured and none of them fired shots during the ordeal. “They did an amazing job and showed a tremendous amount of discretion,” Diez said.

Diez said the assisting law enforcement agencies were greatly helpful in the search effort.

Investigators later learned that the suspect also fired shots into a residence prior to officers arriving for the initial domestic disturbance call.

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Charges are pending against the suspect, who has not appeared in court yet as he remains in the hospital for unspecified treatment.